What we say: Fender’s Player Series is a fresh update of their most beloved models for today’s contemporary guitarist. The Player Series replaces the Mexican Standard Series and brings with it a host of exciting new features. Each Player Series guitar features 22 frets, new colours, a newly designed neck carve and upgraded pickups. Whatever style you play, you’ll be sure to find a favourite amongst the raft of new models available.
Fender’s most iconic creation enjoys a muscular shot of adrenaline in the form of this Player HSH model./p>
HSH here refers to the pickup configuration: Humbucker, Single coil, Humbucker. For Strat fans who also like wider, thicker sounds, this is an extremely enticing proposition.
So, the biggest question really is…does this Stratocaster sound like a Stratocaster? And the answer is yes and no. This guitar is really for Strat fans who may already have a ‘regular’ strat and want to spread out and expend their sound. This Player HSH Strat is all about versatility so yes, you do get some classic middle-position strat tones, including those all0important ‘quack’ sounds! However, the humbuckers are there for a reason and make their presence known at either end of the 5 way blade selector.
This guitar will suit players who like to skip around between styles and genres without having to commit to any one. There are a wide selection of quality tones available and the feel is just right.
The Fender Player Stratocaster HSH is available in a number of great finishes. This particular one is Buttercream with a Pau Ferro fingerboard.
Specification Body Alder Neck Maple w/ Satin Finish on Back Nut Synthetic Bone Nut Width 1.650″ Neck Pickup New Player Series Humbucking Middle Pickup New Player Series Single Coil Bridge Pickup New Player Series Humbucking Controls Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups) Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup) Switching 5 Position Blade Switch. Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge Inner Coil and Middle Pickup Position 3. Middle Pickup Position 4. Middle and Outside Coil Neck Pickup Position 5. Neck Pickup Tuning Machines Standard Cast/Sealed